Ford, who lives in Brooks, was a game warden in Waldo County for 20 years and then a two-term sheriff. He has become a popular speaker around the state since his first book “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good” was published in 2012. The stories are both serious — about a manhunt for two escaped state prison inmates in the 1980s and his own battle with cancer — and humorous as he matches wits with poachers, night hunters and out-of-season trappers, sometimes unsuccessfully.
Ford received a second-place award in 2005 and a first-place award in 2007 from the Maine Press Association’s Better newspaper contest for contributions to the Republican Journal and the Village Soup newspapers. Ford was also selected by his peers for a highly prestigious award as the Maine Legendary Game Warden in April of 2000. He was made an honorary member of the Maine State Police in 1984.
The talk is free and open to the public. Ford will have signed copies of his books available for sale. For more information, visit baileylibrary.org or call 207-377-8673.